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Rock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry, dead at 90

Yuri Martianov/Kommersant via Getty ImagesRock and roll pioneer Chuck Berry is dead at age 90, according to St. Charles County, Missouri police. No cause of death was given. A post Saturday just before 6:00 p.m. ET on the police department’s Facebook page reads, “St. Charles County police responded to a medical emergency on Buckner Road at approximately 12:40 p.m. today …

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The Beach Boys’ Mike Love featured in new Manson Family documentary airing tonight on ABC

Credit: Udo SpreitzenbarthThe Beach Boys‘ Mike Love appears in an ABC documentary special about Charles Manson and his followers called Truth and Lies: The Family Manson that premieres tonight at 9 p.m. ET. The two-hour event includes a new interview with Love, who shares his recollections about how his cousin and fellow Beach Boy Dennis Wilson befriended Manson and some …

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Patti Smith jams with Iggy Pop and others at 2017 Tibet House Benefit Concert

Jason Kempin/Getty Images for Tibet House USThe 2017 Tibet House U.S. Benefit Concert took place Wednesday night at New York City’s Carnegie Hall, and featured performances by Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, members of New Order and others. The show was highlighted by a few memorable collaborations, including a finale that saw Smith join Pop and the evening’s other performers for …

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Blues Image releasing new studio album featuring updated version of “Ride Captain Ride”

Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra RecordsA new incarnation of the veteran Florida-based rock act Blues Image, led by the band’s founding frontman Mike Pinera, will release a new studio album titled Timeless March 31. The 12-track collection features a mix of new original songs and updated renditions of older material by Blues Image, including a new version of the group’s smash 1970 hit, …

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Blues harp giant James Cotton, dead at 81

Paul Natkin/Getty ImagesBlues harmonica master James Cotton has died, his label, Alligator Records, confirms. He was 81. Cotton died Thursday of pneumonia at a hospital in Austin, Texas. Born on a Cotton plantation in Mississippi in 1935, Cotton learned to play harp from Sonny Boy Williamson II and as a teenager in the early 1950s played live with Williamson and …

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The Zombies’ Rod Argent says”Odessey and Oracle” tour offers “an affectionate look back” at the album

Credit: Payley PhotographyThe Zombies have invaded the U.S. for a special tour marking the 50th anniversary of the recording of Odessey and Oracle that kicks off tonight in Glendale, Pennsylvania. The trek will feature the four surviving original members of the British Invasion group and additional musicians performing the band’s 1968 baroque-pop masterpiece in its entirety. Keyboardist Rod Argent, who …

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Prince’s ex-wife Mayte Garcia says Prince never got over the death of their son

Kevin Mazur/Getty ImagesPrince‘s first wife Mayte Garcia is opening up about her marriage to the music icon and the loss of their newborn son, which she says her husband never got over. In her upcoming memoir, The Most Beautiful: My Life with Prince, excerpted in this week’s issue of People, the onetime teen dance prodigy remembers Prince’s reaction to seeing …

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Elton John’s 70th birthday to be celebrated by Rob Lowe, Lady Gaga and more at special event

Credit: Joseph GuayOn March 25, Elton John will turn the big 7-0, and he’ll be marking that milestone in style with a big party in Los Angeles. The Hammer Museum in L.A., in conjunction with Elton’s AIDS Foundation, is hosting a special celebration honoring not only the pop-rock legend’s 70th birthday, but also the 50th anniversary of his songwriting partnership …

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